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Fingerprinting method identifies petroleum contamination age and type

by Sitelab Corporation  (Nov. 6, 2009)

Sitelab's fingerprinting procedure helps to identify the age or type of contamination on its clients' site at a fraction of the cost compared to conventional laboratory forensic testing. Field screening fingerprinting procedure Extract and prepare samples in solvent using Sitelab test kits; soil, sediment, water or oil (NAPL) samples can be ...

EPA takes action to protect ground water from petroleum contamination

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (May 12, 2011)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a complaint to the owners and operators of several upstate New York gasoline stations for violating federal regulations governing seventeen underground storage tanks. The complaint, which seeks $233,000 in penalties, was issued to Andrew B. Chase; Chase Services, Inc.; Chase Convenience ...

Fueling the revitalization of petroleum brownfields

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Oct. 14, 2008)

The abandoned corner gas station can look toward a new life with an action plan that focuses on cleaning up brownfields sites contaminated with petroleum. EPA's plan, 'Petroleum Brownfields Action Plan: Promoting Revitalization and Sustainability,' describes specific actions, new tools, and opportunities for expanding partnerships to foster the ...

Alberta petroleum research funding opportunities

by GLOBE Foundation  (May 8, 2008)

The Alberta Upstream Petroleum Research Fund (AUPRF) has issued a call for research proposals to help identify solutions to some of the environmental issues In Alberta’s Upstream Oil and Gas (UOG) industry. The call is an opportunity for Canadian researchers to help strike a balance between protecting the environment and producing oil from ...

EPA takes action against Buffalo area gas stations to protect ground water from petroleum contamination

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Aug. 14, 2012)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued a legal complaint to the owners and operators of twenty-two underground storage tanks at gasoline stations in the Buffalo, New York area for violating various federal regulations dealing with ground water from petroleum contamination. The complaint, which seeks $582,803 in penalties, was issued ...

EPA awards Little Tokyo agency US$200,000 to clean up petroleum contamination

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Sep. 22, 2008)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today presented a $200,000 Brownfields grant to the Los Angeles, Calif.-based Little Tokyo Service Center Community Development Corporation to clean up an oil field drilling site in Historic Filipinotown. The center is partnering with the Pilipino Workers Center to cleanup and redevelop the site at 153 ...

EPA Takes Legal Action Against Western New York Gas Stations to Protect Ground Water from Petroleum Contamination

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Oct. 24, 2012)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued a legal complaint to the owner and operator of seventeen underground storage tanks at six gasoline stations in Western New York for violating federal regulations. The complaint, which seeks $42,295 in penalties, was issued to United Refining Company for violations at its Kwik Fill stations in ...

Lab Testing of Bioremediation Process for Clean Up of Petroleum Contaminated Groundwater is Huge Success for Enviro-Equipment, Inc. and OxyGreen Corp.

by Enviro-Equipment, Inc.  (Jan. 19, 2011)

OxyGreen Corporation, an engineering technology company and Enviro-Equipment, Inc (EEI), a provider of environmental monitoring instruments and remediation rental equipment, announced today the completion of laboratory testing of OxyGreen Corporation’s patented oxygen generating cell. Enviro-Equipment, Inc. (EEI), a provider of water ...

EPA orders smith and smith petroleum to stop discharging

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (May 12, 2011)

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a cease and desist administrative order to the Smith and Smith Petroleum Company of Avant, Oklahoma, for violations of the federal Clean Water Act. The cease and desist order was based on an April 21, 2011, EPA inspection of the company’s oil field production facility in Osage County, ...

ISO consults on draft standard for petroleum hydrocarbons assessment

by Environmental Protection UK  (Nov. 15, 2010)

The International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) has published a draft standard on 'Soil quality – assessment of impact from soil contaminated with petroleum hydrocarbons' (ISO DIS 11504) for public comment. The draft standard provides guidance on "the choice of fractions and individual compounds when carrying out analysis for ...

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